Nov 23, 2022

Area II Organizers Support the Classic Three-Day Format in the Road to the Three-Day Challenge

Photos courtesy of the Waredaca Three-Day Challenge

Some of the most valuable awards at the Waredaca Classic Three-Day Event on October 21-23, 2022, were the prizes for the Road to the Three-Day Challenge. The Challenge started in July and ended at the Waredaca Classic in October. Novice and Training level riders had to compete in at least three of the events in the Challenge and Beginner Novice riders had to compete in at least two of the events, in addition to completing the Waredaca Classic.

At the end of the Challenge, the winning riders were: Alexa Briscoe riding her 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Zempat (Lemon Drop Kid x Sohgol) in the Training division, Stephen Fulton riding Levremont Farm Llc's 20-year-old Irish Draught mare Padi’s Celtic Measure (Mountain Pearl x Magrathea) in the Novice division, and Luba Abrams with her 15-year-old Welsh Cob gelding Huey in the Beginner Novice division. Each winning rider was awarded entries to each of the participating events for 2023.

The participating events were:

The Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials, July 30-31, 2022, organized by Jane Cory, Morgan Rowsell, and the Horse Park of New Jersey

Waredaca Farm Horse Trials, August 19-21, 2022, organized by Gretchen and Robert Butts

Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials, September 3-4, 2022, organized by Nancy Jones and the SVPC Organizing Committee

Old Tavern Horse Trials, September 24-25, 2022, organized by Max Corcoran

Morven Park Fall Horse Trials, October 5-9, 2022, organized by Hannah McSween

These events provided the ideal preparation for riders planning to compete in a USEAClassic Three-Day Event. An enormous thank you to these organizers for their participation and support of the Classic format!

Nov 28, 2022 Instructors

The Importance of a Secure and Balanced Position in all Three Eventing Phases

“The highest priority must be given by instructors to developing in their riders a correct, balanced, supple, effective, and independent seat for dressage and for jumping.” - “Teaching Principles” in the new ECP Eventing Handbook by the Levels

Nov 27, 2022 Convention

Exciting Lineup of Speakers Scheduled for 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention in Savannah, GA

If you are on the fence about attending the 2022 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention this December 7-11 in Savannah, GA, the schedule of thought-provoking and insightful educational sessions planned for the event is sure to convince you to register today! To learn more about the various sessions and their hosts, click here.

Nov 26, 2022

The EA21 Recap: West Coast Edition

This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. We caught up with many of the riders from the two West Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program.

Nov 25, 2022 Education

Tips for the Long Haul: Advice from Shippers on Traveling for the Winter Season

It’s about that time of year again when eventers across the country are packing their trunks and making arrangements to new locations for the winter months. While some owners might feel more comfortable transporting their own horses, time and resources make it more expedient for others to load their horses onto someone else’s rig for the potentially long journey to their winter quarters. For the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved – especially the equine passengers – two trusted shippers based on the east coast shared their tips for best practices when preparing horses for long trailer rides.

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